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Gutiérrez-Porlán, Isabel; Román-García, Marimar; Sánchez-Vera, María-del-Mar – Comunicar: Media Education Research Journal, 2018
The impact that Information and Communications Technologies have in the way today's young people communicate and interact is unquestionable. This impact also affects the educational field, which is required to respond to the needs of twenty first century students by training them in acquiring new skills and strategies to deal with a changing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning
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Tafazoli, Dara, Ed.; Gomez Parra, M. Elena, Ed.; Huertas-Abril, Cristina A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
The ability to effectively communicate with individuals from different linguistic and cultural backgrounds is an invaluable asset. Learning a second language proves useful as students navigate the culturally diverse world; however, studying a second language can be difficult for learners who are not immersed in the real and natural environment of…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Technology
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Martínez-Bello, Vladimir E.; Martínez-Rojas, Ángela; Molina-García, Javier – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2017
The main aim of this study was to examine how different physical activity domains are represented on the official social media sites of Spanish universities, through a content analysis of the photographs. Our results show that the representation of different physical activity domains is not balanced. While the analysed images do promote a message…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Activities, Social Media, Photography
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Rodriguez-Gil, Luis; García-Zubia, Javier; Orduña, Pablo; López-de-Ipiña, Diego – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2017
Online laboratories have traditionally been split between virtual labs, with simulated components; and remote labs, with real components. The former tend to provide less realism but to be easily scalable and less expensive to maintain, while the latter are fully real but tend to require a higher maintenance effort and be more error-prone. This…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Laboratories, Simulated Environment
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López Garcia, Diego A.; Mateo Sanguino, Tomás de J.; Cortés Ancos, Estefania; Fernández de Viana González, Iñaki – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2016
Debates have been used to develop critical thinking within teaching environments. Many learning activities are configured as working groups, which use debates to make decisions. Nevertheless, in a classroom debate, only a few students can participate; large work groups are similarly limited. Whilst the use of web tools would appear to offer a…
Descriptors: Debate, Web 2.0 Technologies, Internet, Cooperative Learning
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Marín Díaz, Verónica; Sampedro Requena, Begoña Esther – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2016
The societies of the 21st century have experienced a technological and societal transformation that calls for the precise collaboration between families and education centers, as well as the inclusion of new professionals to invigorate this cooperation to favor a type of education that is adapted to today's needs. This article presents the more…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Family Involvement
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Pracana, Clara, Ed.; Wang, Michael, Ed. – Online Submission, 2016
We are delighted to welcome you to the International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends (InPACT) 2016, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from 30 of April to 2 of May, 2016. Psychology, nowadays, offers a large range of scientific fields where it can be applied. The goal of understanding individuals and groups (mental functions and…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Psychology
Sevilla-Pavón, Ana – European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning, 2015
The advent of Web 2.0 has fostered the emergence of a new collaborative culture shared by internet users worldwide in which the notions of intertextuality and hypertext have evolved, resulting in the reconsideration of authors and their role in text production. It is becoming increasingly common to access, reinterpret and modify contents and texts…
Descriptors: Web 2.0 Technologies, Collaborative Writing, Story Telling, Technology Uses in Education
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Sanchez, R. Arteaga; Hueros, A. Duarte; Ordaz, M. Garcia – Campus-Wide Information Systems, 2013
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the factors that determine the acceptance of the WebCT learning system among students of the faculties of Business and Education Sciences at the University of Huelva, and to verify the direct and indirect effects of these factors. Design/methodology/approach: A total of 226 students at the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Technical Assistance, Electronic Learning, Data Analysis
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Castano-Munoz, Jonatan; Sancho-Vinuesa, Teresa; Duart, Josep M. – International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 2013
Online interaction is considered to be a key aspect of effective e-learning and improved academic achievement. However, few studies have examined how effectiveness varies with the degree of interaction intensity. Using data for 17,090 students from three Catalan universities, in this paper we study the productivity associated with five different…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interaction, Electronic Learning, Evidence
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Naranjo, Mila; Onrubia, Javier; Segues, Ma Teresa – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2012
A case study was used to analyse the relationships between participation in an online discussion forum and the cognitive quality of the contributions made. Participation was calculated using two dimensions: presence (who accesses the environment, how often and for how long) and connectivity (who interacts with whom and the degree of intensity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Educational Psychology, Content Analysis
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Zenotz, Victoria – Language Awareness, 2012
In a world in which online reading is becoming increasingly common and, as a consequence, online literacy more and more necessary, this paper focuses on possibility of training L2 (second language) readers to bridge the gap between paper reading and online reading. Many researchers believe metacognitive awareness to be the most important ability…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Metacognition, Foreign Countries, Reading Processes
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Camacho, Mar; Guilana, Sonia – Digital Education Review, 2011
VLE (Virtual Learning Environments) are rapidly falling short to meet the demands of a networked society. Web 2.0 and social networks are proving to offer a more personalized, open environment for students to learn formally as they are already doing informally. With the irruption of social media into society, and therefore, education, many voices…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Social Networks, Integrated Learning Systems, Educational Environment
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Vargas, Hector; Sanchez Moreno, J.; Jara, Carlos A.; Candelas, F. A.; Torres, Fernando; Dormido, Sebastian – IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2011
This article presents an innovative project in the context of remote experimentation applied to control engineering education. Specifically, the authors describe their experience regarding the analysis, design, development, and exploitation of web-based technologies within the scope of automatic control. This work is part of an inter-university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Internet, Distance Education
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